Adjusted employee operations and work policies to promote physical distancing to reduce health and safety risks.
Initiate the 0% to 25% On-Site Employee Model to achieve physical distancing in the workplace by maintaining remote operations for non-essential activities and resuming on-campus activities within the lower risk category.
Teachers College is implementing a 0% to 25% On-Site Employee Model to achieve physical distancing in the workplace by maintaining remote operations for non-essential employees and office activities. On-campus work within the lower risk category when there is a functional necessity to be on campus, whether on an ad hoc or recurring basis. All offices which have a functional need which cannot be completed remotely must create a plan for review and approval prior to returning to campus. The plan MUST be approved by your area Vice President PRIOR to implementing.
Additional Guidance and Supervisor Training will be offered through the Office of Human Resources COVID-19 information webpage.
Employees who meet the criteria to be considered “high-risk” individuals (see CDC guidelines on criteria of individuals at higher risk) may seek accommodations from their department supervisor to take increased safety measures where possible. These measures may include any of the following:
An employee [in an essential position or mission critical role] who does not self-identify as high-risk but expresses concern or is unwilling to return to work due to fear, worry, discomfort, or general anxiety about commuting or returning to campus.
Supervisors must consult with Human Resources if there is not an evident solution which fully addresses both the concerns and needs of the employee while also maintaining necessary operations of the unit. Human Resources and office supervisors will work together to come to a solution.